ONKYO’S 7.2 CHANNEL TX-NR686 RECEIVER IS FEATURE PACKED
The latest AV Receiver from Onyko, the TX-NR686 that will be available in Australia in April, packs a fair bit of punch.
With cutting-edge wireless multi-room audio technologies, 4K video support, and 3D audio with 165 watts per channel, the TX-NR686 is THX Certified Select.
As well as playing DTS:X and Dolby Atmos soundtracks natively, the receiver can also up-mix DTS Neural:X and Dolby Surround. It also caters for legacy formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Onkyo’s latest receiver also includes speaker and room correction:
AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration, which sets essential speaker conditions for optimal performance tailored to the listening space, is enhanced by AccuReflex™ technology. AccuReflex assures cohesive sound at the listening position by phase-matching directional and non-directional sound for soundtracks played through Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker systems.
Six HDCP 2.2 compatible HDMI inputs can pass-through UltraHD 4K content and HDR formats, including HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. There’s also a second zone for playback of the same, or an independent source to a second living space.
The onboard DAC will handle digital audio sources, notably Hi-Res Audio in 5.6 MHz DSD or 192 kHz/24-bit in FLAC, WAV, and ALAC over network or USB inputs. Onkyo’s patented VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) circuit operates on the front stereo channels, and is said to “remove high-frequency noise for uncommonly clear articulation of these high-quality formats.”
Streaming platforms are all catered for with provision for TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, and Spotify with easy source selection direct from remote control or the Onkyo Controller app (iOS / Android). Unlike overseas delivered units, Australian delivered models will not feature Amazon Music.
Bluetooth is also onboard, as well as a discrete low-noise MM phono pre-amp for connection to a turntable.
The Onkyo will land in Australia April 1st and will sell locally for $1,399 RRP.
For more information visit Onkyo.
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